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Choosing The Best Options For Access Hire

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

Scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts are both widely used to meet a wide range of access requirements. As access requirements will typically differ significantly between different jobs, choosing to hire rather than purchase access equipment can be beneficial in ensuring you have the right tool for the job. Whilst scissor lifts and boom lifts both provide a safe operating platform for work carried out at height, articulating boom lifts can provide a better option for areas that are hard to reach.

Read more for some further information on choosing the best access hire options for businesses.

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are a popular option for tasks that require work carried out at height. Scissor lifts are available in pneumatic, diesel, electric and hydraulic options. Whilst scissor lifts are less versatile than articulating boom lifts the stability provided means they can reach higher access points. There are also benefits in some makes and models to providing a more efficient option to reaching the required height.

Articulating Boom Lifts

Another lift option that is well-suited to hard-to-reach areas is an articulating boom lift. If it is not possible to set up the base of the lift directly underneath the point which needs to be reached then this can be a good option. With a wide range of options for height and weight requirements there are articulating boom lifts available from a wide range of jobs from inspection tasks to repair work.

Benefits Of Hiring Equipment

When carrying out any project an important decision is whether to hire or purchase equipment. One of the key benefits of hiring equipment is reducing the upfront cost. Choosing to hire equipment also removes maintenance costs and storage costs when a piece of equipment is being used. In some instances it can make sense for businesses to purchase access equipment in instances where access requirements remain the same between jobs. However, where access requirements differ between jobs the option to hire equipment specifically suited to the role is a significant benefit.

Explore Rocket Rentals High-Quality Access Hire Equipment

Based in Gloucestershire, Rocket Rentals have a wide range of high-quality equipment options for a variety of access requirements in addition to plant hire and tool hire. With scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts available, our access equipment provides a safe and efficient option when working at height. For more information on the best access hire option for your next project, get in touch with our experienced team today by calling 01453 519551 or emailing us at

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